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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: BJB on July 12, 2005, 01:19:15 PM

Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: BJB on July 12, 2005, 01:19:15 PM
Hi Folks,

I have just come across and bought a lovely heavy vase with two children playing ball engraved on the front.

On the base it is etched "afors GH 946: 1 9 (or I G) E Gordon"


http://tinypic.com/72809g.jpg

The name E Gordon dosen't sound particually Swedish so who is, or was ,this person? I don't know an awful lot about Afors (surprise surprise :)  :oops: ) so I don't know if I got a bargain or not, but to be honest I like this so I don't mind too much :D

Barbara

BTW There was also a purple vase with a gold band of figures around the base very similar to Moser of the 1920's but this has "Walther" and another number I can't remember impressed on the base. Would this have been a modern piece or a true Deco one? I know Walther made alot of Deco frog figures and bowls but had no idea they copied Moser.

Should I send my OH back for it :wink:
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: Anne on July 12, 2005, 02:22:57 PM
Hi Barbara, E Gordon has been discussed on the board before as I recall. Dencill has a piece with water damage with the same signature Afors E Gordon, you can see here: http://www.encill.abelalways.co.uk/pages/glass.html (http://www.encill.abelalways.co.uk/pages/glass.html). The E stands for Ernest. The original thread was here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,286.0.html. Hope this helps a little.  :)
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: Anonymous on July 12, 2005, 03:14:34 PM
Hi Anne,

Thanks for finding that information, at least mine is OK no water damage etc. I didn't realise it was so old.

Barbara
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: Anne on July 12, 2005, 03:27:08 PM
It looks very modern in style -  a lovely piece - I like it. :)
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: Max on July 12, 2005, 05:09:27 PM
I really like it too.  I think engraved glass is really undervalued at the moment - I suppose coloured glass is easier to display...  :?

I especially like the modernist shape of this vase, it's quite unusual. :)
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: BJB on July 12, 2005, 05:34:44 PM
Max,

I thought it was 1980's not 1950's as it is so simple and stylish :D

I think engraved glass will have its day, as the next undiscovered collectable :wink:

To be honest though this type of glass reflects todays minimalist society,plain, functional but artistic, so it must be on the up soon :lol:

Barbara
Title: Afors Vase Signed E. Gordon
Post by: Max on July 12, 2005, 06:34:04 PM
Barbara said:
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I think engraved glass will have its day, as the next undiscovered collectable  


I quite agree.  Maybe not the next undiscovered collectable though, but certainly in the future sometime.  Anything with a finite source has to have it's day at some point, to my thinking.   :D

Especially when clumsy oafs like myself smash things so often...  :x